The most popular type of flower? Red roses, purchased by 51 percent of people buying flowers for Valentine’s Day. With so many people receiving bouquets, we wanted to provide you with flower care tips, and asked the experts at our company, for some help. Kareem Oughlo, head floral designer at Gift 2 Turkey gave us three key ways to care for flowers so they will last as long as possible.

how to care flowers?

  •  Cut the stems of the flowers at an angle before putting them in the vase. 

This ensures the flowers will absorb more food and water.

  •  Remove any leaves that fall into the vase under the water line.

These leaves foster bacteria, so the flowers will wilt earlier if these leaves are not removed.

  • Remove the outer layer.

Some flowers, roses included, have two to three outer petals that protect the inner ones. Remove those petals so the flower can open fully.

Check out our Ultimate Flower Gift Guide with tips and recommendations on what kind of flowers to send for any occasion. For more expert gift ideas, visit with the best selection of flowers,plants and more.